Advert reference: spar_000150

Advert status: Online

Apply by: 5 January 2022

Position Summary

Industry: Wholesale & Retail Trade

Job category:

Accounting, Auditing

Location: Pinetown

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration: Market Related

EE position: Yes


A position has become available for an Assistant Accountant to join our dynamic team.

Job description:

The purpose of this role is to reconcile the financial performance of the SPAR Group Information System’s (SGIS) portfolio by recording, analysing and interpreting accounting records in order to contribute to accurate financial reporting for the SPAR Group Ltd.

Reviewing all IT cost centers for completeness and accuracy
Reviewing general ledger reports on a weekly basis, querying discrepancies with IT managers and making corrections

Capturing relevant data and raising/ processing accruals and journals in SAP
Allocating expenses/cash to general ledger/ cost center code to ensure accurate financial reporting

Consolidating, preparing and updating cashflow requirements bi-monthly
Implementing processes for foreign payments – requesting FX rates and compiling schedule for Accounts Payable/ Cash Forecasting teams
Reconciling balance sheet accounts/WIP etc.

Preparation of monthly accounts and consolidation of commentary from IT managers

Review for accuracy and completeness of divisional pack submissions
Roll-forward of monthly packs and budget status feedback to IT managers
Produce and distribute reports various ad hoc reports as required
Set up of divisional forecast and budget packs, and consolidation of IT managers’ forecasts and budgets

Testing of management and budget book packs when changes are required
Consolidation and final review of DC recoveries received from IT managers and querying discrepancies

Calculation of shared costs in line with shared costing model
Participate in internal and external audits
Any other ad hoc duties as required by management

Minimum requirements;

A degree or diploma with a specialisation in Accounting
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a bookkeeping or a similar position
Retail industry experience is preferred
Proficient in all related computer applications including SAP, MS Office (intermediate level), etc.
The ideal applicant will satisfy the following skills requirements:

A high degree of confidentiality, emotional maturity, ethical values and integrity
Must have a high stress tolerance and the ability to work efficiently under pressure
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues and with external customers in a team orientated manner
An innovative thinker and ability to solve complex problems
Must be collaborative, influential, and rational
Strong numeracy and analytical skills
Ability to recognise patterns and engage in high-level decision making
Precise planning and excellent organisational/administration skills
Exceptional accuracy and extreme attention to detail
Quality orientated and self-driven to achieve results

Kindly note: All applications are to be submitted through the Careers Site and Pnet. Please refrain from calling the Distribution Centre (DC) or emailing applications directly.

Closing Date: 05 January 2022

“Your application and all personal information provided herein is protected under the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”.

The SPAR Group LTD, with its head offices at 22 Chancery Lane in Pinetown, is collecting this information to enable us to facilitate your application and /or assess your suitability for the advertised position. This information will be used for this purpose only and disposed of thereafter, unless you consent to the information being retained for marketing purposes.

Where shortlisted, your information will be retained for a period of 3 months and disposed of immediately thereafter if you are unsuccessful in your application. Where employment is offered, it will be retained as part of your employee portfolio and secured accordingly.
This information is given to us, by you, voluntarily and of your own free will.
If you do not wish to provide us with this information, are unable to do so, or object to it being used, it will result in the disqualification of your application.
In the course of the recruitment process, and for matters related to your application only, we may share your information with third parties.
You have the right to access this information while in our possession and make corrections if necessary.

You have the right to lodge a complaint via email with the office of the Information Regulator, at, if you are unhappy with the manner in which we deal with your information.
By submitting your application, you hereby declare your understanding of the aforementioned information and consent to the processing of your information in accordance with the Act, as well as the processing of any further personal information requested by us in the future including but not limited to, banking details, criminal history and credit reports /financial history information.”

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